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Old 05-07-2017, 02:20 AM   #601
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

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Old 05-07-2017, 02:22 AM   #602
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Trailer hitch is going to have to go. Hope to button up the back end tomorrow.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:01 PM   #603
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

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Old 05-07-2017, 09:21 PM   #604
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I say leave it. That's a fad down in the lower 48....Cali Lean.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:56 PM   #605
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Is it really squatting or just on a hill?

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Trailer hitch is going to have to go.
Why is that? Are you moving the rear hangers?

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I say leave it. That's a fad down in the lower 48....Cali Lean.
Ive always found it easier to get stuff out of the back of my truck that way! LOL.
Never been into that look unless I have a yard of drain rock in the back like this weekend. See it all the time on unloaded trucks though. Usually with the wide low profile wheels / tires with so much offset that they stick out 6".

Is that the direction you're going Marcus?
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:26 AM   #606
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

We were joking about the prerunner/socal/ Dog with worms/A$$ dragger look yesterday when he backed it out of the shop
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:00 AM   #607
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No Cali Lean hahaha. Just had to do the shackle flip and zero rate in the back. Still have to do rear shocks and get the new shoes on, but it looks way better with the ass up I think. Maybe it will be level with 1500 lbs of camper in the back?
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:04 AM   #608
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Took it for a quick spin. Front seems pretty supple. Back is pretty bouncy with no shocks.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:10 AM   #609
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Looking good, must have missed it but what are you doing for tires?
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:16 AM   #610
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Thanks appreciate it. Wheel vintiques steelies and Cooper ST Maxx's in 315/75R16.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:40 PM   #611
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Good choice on the tires. I have the STT's on my Jeep and have been real happy with them. I actually have Coopers on everything I own.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:07 PM   #612
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About two years ago we started running the ST Maxx in 285/70R17 on all our work trucks. They wear decently for what we do to them and we get a lot less flats. They also dig well. My plan is to get them siped and run them year round. The 255's will be my summer tires for the plow truck.

I need a new hitch as my old one completely interferes with the shackle flip brackets. The B&W hitch part number BWHDRH25122 looks like it might work. They have a lot of pics on their web site of a square body truck with it installed. It's also rated to 16k which is good. My removed hitch will go on the plow truck when it gets a fleet side bed and step bumper.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:05 PM   #613
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Could have told me it was level and i would have believed it! Cant wait to see it with the new tries on! On that front, just a small FYI if you are interested. you may know all this already but, the GM steel wheels are 6.5" wide. Ford had identical wheels in the mid nineties on their pickups and vans that are 7" wide. Its only a half an inch, but its a half an inch that is all to the outside. I like them myself as they look like dead ringers for GM wheels but are just that tiny bit wider for better tire fitment and look just a slight bit more "tough".
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:47 PM   #614
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Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Good info thanks. I had heard of the Ford rims working, but wanted the full 8" wide rim to run 35's.

These showed up quickly.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:22 PM   #615
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Lookin good man!

I love it when parts arrive... the wife not so much lol
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:29 PM   #616
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Damn! Got some 16x8 wheel vintiques!? You are building my truck! We have strangely similar taste. You just have a little more dough than I do
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:10 PM   #617
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I would argue that we both have excellent taste! Wish I had the talent to lay down the paint like you did. Hard to believe it has been almost 4 years getting to this point. I try to do accurate budgets for each of my phases of work which keeps me from getting too far ahead of myself.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:35 PM   #618
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Looks great Marcus! The only thing you need once you get the bigger meats on it are a set of fender flares. If you are interested in flares you better hurry as I recently spoke to Xenon and they are just about to end production of their square body flares. Same with Bushwacker non-cut outs. It won’t be long and the only flares available for these will be Bushwacker Cut-outs although LMC might by the tool from Xenon (according to Xenon) to continue making their flares….. In China or Taiwan of course.
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Good intel thanks Larry. I hope my mud flaps give me enough coverage but I guess we will see! Between wheels and tires and my solution to make the ass sit level, all my piggy banks are broken.

J-Rod and I tried to burn the shock mounts on yesterday, but the little 110 Lincoln just didn't have the juice to make enough heat. Got out the big guns today and it turned out well. The ride is nice and controlled, but still firm now that it has shocks on all four corners.
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Now that its done, anything you would do different next time?
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Nice work on the truck. It's really looking great.
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Looks great Marcus! The only thing you need once you get the bigger meats on it are a set of fender flares. If you are interested in flares you better hurry as I recently spoke to Xenon and they are just about to end production of their square body flares. Same with Bushwacker non-cut outs. It won’t be long and the only flares available for these will be Bushwacker Cut-outs although LMC might by the tool from Xenon (according to Xenon) to continue making their flares….. In China or Taiwan of course.
Larry, did they say how much longer until they're done?
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:19 AM   #623
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Done is a relative term hahaha. Really I'll have more of an opinion at the end of the summer. Key is going to be reliability and uptime. I still need to get the transmission rebuilt, and replace the lifters and oil pump on the motor.

Big test is will it fit my whole family comfortably and bomb all over the great white north. I think it will haul the camper fine. We were looking at new pop up but found this for about the same $$ as the down payment.
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Done is a relative term hahaha.
I still need to replace the lifters and oil pump on the motor.
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could it be the engine just needs to be flushed , sounds to me that theres some of gunk in the oilchannels from lack of oilchanges
could well be that if you put some additives (seafoam?) in the oil and change the oil AND THE FILTER a few times after a big trip it could be the pressure will go up (oilpressurevalve will seal again ) and the lifters go silent
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Lifters and oil pump have 200k miles which is why they are being replaced.

Look what showed up...
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